The underwater songs of 

Xenopus laevis

Darcy B. Kelley
Department of Biological Sciences
Columbia University
New York, NY

THE RESEARCH FOCUS

This essay is meant to serve as an introduction to our research program. A complete list of our published papers (and many of the papers themselves as pdf's) is maintained on the lab web site. What may be difficult, however, to infer from the papers is the research trajectory itself: the origins of our interests, the choice of a model system and what we are actively focusing upon now. This essay is meant to serve as a guide to reading the papers by providing an account of the historical background and the motivation that drove each of the kinds of studies we have carried out. Because you might be interested in new projects, whose results are not yet published, they are highlighted here.


RESEARCH BACKGROUND

THE NATURAL AND UNNATURAL HISTORIES OF XENOPUS LAEVIS

REPRODUCTIVE BEHAVIORS AND THEIR NEURAL CONTROL

THE SEXUAL DIFFERENTIATION OF THE SONG SYSTEM

MOLECULAR APPROACHES TO THE PRODUCTION OF SONGS

TRANSGENESIS, MUTATION AND THE TROPICALIS GENOME PROJECT

PRODUCING AND PERCEIVING FROG SONGS

FIELD STUDIES IN SOUTH AFRICA

THE EVOLUTION OF XENOPUS

XENOPUS SONGS; GENETICS AND EVOLUTION

FIELD STUDIES IN GABON

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